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Families are invited to join the school’s team in the Autism Speaks Walk on Sunday in downtown West Palm Beach. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m., and the walk follows at 10:30. Register for free at Call the school at 561-803-7200 for more information.

The second annual Strive 5 for Hive, a 5K run/3K walk, will take place March 12 at The Gardens Mall. Packet pickup starts at 6:30 a.m. outside Brio Tuscan Grille. The race/walk starts at 8 a.m. in front of Nordstrom. This is an Accuchip timed race. Breakfast is free at Brio for all race participants after they cross the finish line. All registered runners will received a T-shirt and medal. The event is co-sponsored by the Kiwanis of the North Palm Beaches. Register at

The third annual Health and Wellness Expo will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 in the school cafeteria. The event is open to the public and will feature free health screenings and numerous vendors, including Jupiter Medical Center, Pero Family Farms, Whole Foods Market, Caridad Center, Gardens Family Health Center, Smith Chiropractic, the Melanoma Foundation, Papa Chiropractic, Raw Juce, Nutrition S’Mart, Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation, Team Xtreme, Triumph Kids, Cycle Bar and Orange Theory. Students will be participating in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser as part of the school’s Field Day activities. Call 561-803-7200 for information or to sign up as a vendor.


The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is inviting students in grades six to 12 to apply to a free summer mentorship program to produce a new adaptation of Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s play, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” as adapted by Wendy Kesselman. The show will take place on the theater’s stage Aug. 12.

Applicants for the project will be interviewed and chosen by a committee. Winning students will then take on specific roles throughout the summer months that include producer, director, set designer, costume designer, lighting designer, sound designer, properties designer, stage manager, assistant stage manager, marketing, press relations, development, carpentry/electrics, run crew and wardrobe. The students will then lead three weeks of rehearsals before mounting the show on stage.

The deadline to apply is Monday, with interviews scheduled through March 10. Submission packets are available by visiting

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation announced that Radian Group Inc., a provider of private mortgage insurance, risk management products and real estate services to financial institutions, has provided a $15,000 donation. The funds will be dedicated to the foundation’s annual scholarship program and will allow for larger scholarship amounts to the program’s recipients. In appreciation of the contribution, the Foundation’s scholarship program will be named as the Herb and Penny Wender Scholarship Fund. For more information on the scholarship program, visit

The 2017 Dunkin Donuts South/Southwest Florida Scholarship Program is underway. Fifteen $1,000 college scholarships will be awarded to high school students in South and Southwest Florida. Applications are available at and will be accepted until April 30.



Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year in the Martin County School District begins March 20. Parents and guardians of children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 should register with the elementary school in their attendance zone. The individual schools should be contacted directly for details on registration times.

To register, parents and guardians need to take: the child’s original birth certificate or other lawful evidence of date of birth; two proofs of residency indicating the address at which the student resides, such as a utility bill with service address indicated, Florida driver’s license, current year property tax bill, lease agreement or home purchase contract; a current physical examination on Form 3040; and a Florida Certificate of Immunization Record (Form 680) completed by a physician or the Martin County Health Department. More information can be found on the district website,

Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event.

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